Obituaries

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Henschell, Gordon Bernhard

October 14, 1939 – December 11, 2017
at the age of 78 years

Graveside Service:   Saturday, December 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Cliffside Cemetery, Enderby, BC

 

Watson, Mary Ellen “Louise”

June 30, 1941 – November 27, 2017
at the age of 76 years

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 at 1 pm at the Tappen Cemetery, with an open house to follow across the road at the Chamberlains.

Passed away on Nov 27, 2017 in Shuswap Lake General Hospital at the age of 76 years.
Louise was an avid seamstress and gardener.  She passed on her passion for these pursuits, as well as the love of preserving the fruits of her labours, to the following generations.  She is survived by all of her children Anne Hauber (Isadore) of Dawson Creek, Branda Dauphin (JP) of Tappen, Caroline Kuiper (Trapper) of Hope, Chuck Watson (Laurelle) of Salmon Arm, Danielle Watson (Greg) of Tappen, Theresa Chamberlain (Bryan) of Tappen, 18 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren + two more coming soon and one great great grandchild.  Louise came from a family of 11, and in recent years enjoyed a special connection with her brothers Pete and Frank.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Dec 2 at 1 pm at the Tappen Cemetery, with an open house to follow across the road at the Chamberlains.

Jaeger, Maxine “Ann”

April 30, 1930 – November 26, 2017
at the age of 87 years

Our mom might come back to slap the side of our heads for mentioning her first and not loved name!  Maxi the taxi etc.   We think it’s perfect, unique and lovely, just like our mom.
Ann was born on April 30, 1930 to Leslie Hinchsliff and Mae LaBorde in North Battleford Saskatchewan, and left us on November 26, 2017.  
An only child, her close relations and immediate family meant everything to her.   Her final words to us were clear, take care of your siblings, be loving and generous, you should not take for granted what you have!  These last few years, Mom was constantly worried about us, or how she was becoming a pain to her family, which simply wasn’t the case.   She always tried to lift her spirits when we were present and even on the darkest days, her wonderful smile shone on through.
In the early years, mom was in charge, and was our main support, since our dad worked 6 days a week.  We are sure her strength came from the fact that not only was she an only child, but her father was gone from 1939 to 1946, and she had to support her mom, as well as be supported.   Fortunately, her grandparents lived in North Battleford also, so that helped.   She had many stories to tell about how she would try to sneak in or out of the house, or move an object around, when her grandfather who was blind was sitting in his chair!   She said she never did succeed, and he would scold, “Annie, what do you think you are doing!”
After high school, Ann took training in psychiatric nursing and worked in North Battleford. Every time we drove near the Battle River, she would tell us how the staff and patients would wade in the water to try to catch sturgeon, which caused many a calamity!    She married  Bob Jaeger in 1951, and the family came shortly after, Rick in 52, Dean in 55, Jana in 57 (on Dean’s Birthday!) ,  (there was a story about castor oil and a cake hiding there!), and Gregg in 1965.   Ann and Bob formed many lifelong friendships in North Battleford that stand the test of time, and remind us what is really important during our stay on this earth.
After North Battleford came stays in Calgary, North Delta, Victoria and finally, their favorite part of the world, the Shuswap, Blind Bay and Salmon Arm.  Ann really enjoyed the “Red Hatters”, Bridge, Dragon boat rowing, and Grandmothers to Grandmothers.    Mom loved boating and camping all over B.C., at the coast and interior; and travelling to various parts of Canada and the U.S.  Some of the highlights in her travels was a trip to England and Ireland with Jana in 2010, Portugal with dad, and across Canada by train with Dodie.
We will miss her on the deck of the cabin in Scotch Creek.  We will also miss her positive attitude, stories of old – our only connection to our past, beautiful smile, lemon tarts, flapper pie (the fight was on), generosity and loving support.
Ann is survived by her four children, Rick (Patty), Dean (Shelly-ann), Jana, Gregg (Christine), grandchildren- Jenni-lynn (Randy), Julie (Derek), Devon, Tamra (Brad), Tyrel (Saskia), Cody (Kayla), Brittany, Becky and Emily and great grandchildren Austin and Hayley.
Ann’s family would like to express our thanks to Dr. Heuniss, “Annie’s favorite”, and all of the staff at Shuswap Lodge, you know who you are!  Ann was very happy and comfortable with you, and she definitely did not want to leave.   Thankyou to Eve for your kindness and support, and finally, a big hug to Dodie Anderson from all of the Jaeger’s.
A private family service will be held in Scotch Creek in the spring, to fulfill Ann’s final wishes.  Please consider donations to women’s shelters, or the Alzheimer and Parkinson Societies. 

Hewitt, Tracy Ann Eileen

February 25, 1954 – November 26, 2017
at the age of 63 years

Memorial Tea, Tuesday, November 28, 2-4 p.m., Andover Terrace, Salmon Arm

 

White, Randolph John “Randy”

December 17, 1931 – November 25, 2017
at the at of 85 years

An informal graveside service will be held at the Eagle Valley & District Cemetery on Saturday December 2 at 2 pm. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

Randy passed away peacefully at his home in Kelowna on the morning of November 25th 2017, 3 weeks shy of his 86th birthday. He leaves behind a legacy of honesty and kindness, a razor-sharp memory for the dates to a thousand stories and a pool table skill that was truly unexplainable. Randy is predeceased by his wife Barbara and his sister Anne, he is survived by his 3 sons; Doug, Dale and Patrick (White) his daughter Laurie (DeKleine) as well as 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Randy was born in Edmonton, AB on December 17th 1931 to Elwood and Mary White of Provost AB where he grew up. He married Barbara Ruth Swan of Cardsten, AB on April 19th 1956 and shortly thereafter moved to BC where they lived in numerous places before eventually settling in Sicamous where they were residents for 16 years. It is for this reason that he chose Sicamous to be his final resting place. An informal graveside service will be held at the Eagle Valley & District Cemetery on Saturday December 2nd at 2 pm. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

Landry, Julie Anne

July 25, 1959 – November 22, 2017
at the age of 58 years

Celebration of Life:  Sunday, December 3, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Silver Creek Hall

Julie was predeceased by her brother, Gary Landry in July, 2012 and her father Ron Landry in September, 2014.
Left to grieve her are family members and good friends including her Love and Best Friend, John Dennstedt, her mother and step-father, Cecile and Richard Anderson of Salmon Arm, her sister Joanne Landry (Barry Klassen) & nephews Mitchell and Cache Pedley of Golden, BC, her brother Ken Landry (Joanne), nephew Wyatt & niece Shaela of Fort McMurray AB / Kelowna BC, her son James Hessdorfer and grand-children Thia and Alena of Arborfield Sask, her daughter Jolene (Bryant) Campbell and grand-children Jacobi and Bronwyn of Esterhazy, Sask, her step-brother Terry Anderson (Kris) of Edson, AB, her step-sister Launa Anderson (Johnny) of Victoria. BC, her very close cousin Jeni of Kelowna and close friend Joanne Dennstedt of Kamloops, Julie also leaves behind aunts, uncles, cousins, step nephews and nieces and very close friends too numerous to mention.
Julie grew up in Golden BC and worked at several jobs including many years for Evans Forest Products in the Plywood Plant before moving to Salmon Arm. She was injured in a car accident which pretty well ended her physical working abilities.
Julie  loved to do crafts and was exceptional at anything she created as she had a rare insight and creative imagination. Julie loved to give to others and had an eye for a bargain. She regarded an item for it’s usefulness rather than it’s monetary value and found many good items at garage sales, and even though she didn’t have much money, she would buy it not only for herself but with others in mind.
 In her younger days, Julie was competitive in sports and games. She was a very good bowler and could throw a baseball further than a lot of men. She was a whiz at card and board games and was exceptional with numbers.
Julie was very sensitive about other people’s feelings and although she had many personal hurts, she always found a way to forgive.
Julie’s family would like to thank Dr. Bratty, Home Care Services and all the staff at Bastion Place for the care that they extended to her.
Celebration of Life will take place at the Silver Creek Hall on December 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm